Birds of a Feather Fest

Andy Wraitmell

Several years ago, the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission recognized several park trails in Palm Coast as Great Florida Birding Trails, thanks to the City’s ideal bird watching opportunities along its extensive trail system. Fast forward to present time, and now Palm Coast is truly for the birds. The First Annual Birds of a Feather Fest was introduced to …

Lake Apopka Wildlife Festival & Birdapalooza

Andy Wraitmell

The Lake Apopka Wildlife Festival & Birdapalooza Birding Festival is perfect for birders visiting Florida or locals wanting to learn more from knowledgeable birding guides. Add to your life list at an amazing birding area, the 20,000-acre Lake Apopka North Shore, where 360+ species have been sighted, more than any other inland location. Full-day and half-day trips are offered, along …

Everglades Birding Festival

Andy Wraitmell

Journey through south Florida searching for beautiful and rare birds in ancient moss-covered cypress swamps, everglades prairies that join the sky and brilliant marshes that sparkle with flashes of roseate wings. Scan across the tips of grass for searching hovering Snail kites and hear the squeal of the Limpkin.

Florida Birding & Nature Festival

Andy Wraitmell

Experience Central Florida’s wild side at peak migration – over 180 species! Field trips by land, boat and wagon to the best wildlife sites in West Central Florida, led by experienced and engaging experts. Seminars for beginning and expert birders, for gardeners and photographers, on reptiles, insects, conservation, aquatic restoration and bird rehabilitation. Keynotes on bald eagles and manatees and …

Wings Over Florida – Joe Budd WMA

Andy Wraitmell

2017 is the 75th Anniversary of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) wildlife management area system. As part of this year-long celebration, FWC staff will be leading Wings Over Florida field trips at select wildlife management areas throughout the state. Join Wings Over Florida coordinator Andy Wraithmell and Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail Coordinator Whitney Gray for …

Wings Over Florida field trip – Joe Budd WMA

Andy Wraitmell

2017 is the 75th Anniversary of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) wildlife management area system. As part of this year-long celebration, FWC staff will be leading Wings Over Florida field trips at select wildlife management areas throughout the state. Join Wings Over Florida coordinator Andy Wraithmell and Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail Coordinator Whitney Gray for …

Apalachee Audubon Annual Awards Banquet

Andy Wraitmell

Annual Awards Banquet with Guest Speaker Chuck Hess “What Woodpeckers Tell Us About Woodlands” Thursday, May 18 Lafayette Presbyterian Church 4220 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee • Dinner begins at 6:30 PM. Dinner will be gyros with Greek sides. Vegan options are available. • Tickets are $10 and may be purchased in advance at Native Nurseries or Wild Birds Unlimited. • Tickets …

Wings Over Florida – Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area

Andy Wraitmell

2017 is the 75th Anniversary of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Wildlife Management Area system. As part of this year long celebration, Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail staff Andy Wraithmell and Whitney Gray will be leading a morning bird tour at the Prairie Lakes Unit within the Three Lakes WMA in Osceola County. We will look for …